Staff

Jyl Waller, Executive Director

Jyl Waller serves as executive director of A Shining Star Learning Center. Miss Jyl, her husband, and his family are owners of the center. 

Miss Jyl earned a bachelor’s degree in special education with an endorsement in early childhood special education from Illinois State University in 1990. She has continued her education with numerous graduate classes, workshops, and seminars in order to create a quality child care center for children and their families.

Serving as executive director of A Shining Star Learning Center since 2002, Miss Jyl likes  being involved in her children’s extracurricular activities including sporting events, school functions, and serving as a Girl Scout leader and Boy Scout volunteer. Miss Jyl is also active in her church and enjoys spending time with her family.

Miss Jyl and her husband own and operate a child care facility in Springfield, Illinois.

Mindy Daily, Director

Mindy Daily joined A Shining Star Learning Center in 2006 as a lead teacher in preschool and was named assistant director in 2007.

A 2004 graduate of Eureka College with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, Miss Mindy has been working in childcare since 2000. Miss Mindy gained experience with the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) where she specialized in children with behavioral/emotional disorders. 

Outside of A Shining Star Learning Center, Miss Mindy enjoys softball, basketball, and the outdoors.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and young son.